Congratulations to Dr. Tzu-Tong Kao!

Tzu-Tong Kao successfully defended his Ph.D. on  December 16, 2019!

Evolution and Diversification of Farinose Ferns in Xeric Environments: A Case Study Using Notholaena standleyi Maxon as a Model

Tzu-Tong (together  with Wei-Ting and their new little baby Oliver) will soon be headed to Taiwan to start a postdoc at Academia Sinica. We will miss you!!

Ariana wins Wherry Award at Botany 2018!

Ariana Eily received the Edgar T. Wherry Award at the Botany 2018 meetings in Rochester, MN for her stellar presentation on:

A glimpse at genes critical to the Azolla-Nostoc symbiosis”.

This award is given for the best paper presented during the contributed papers session of the Pteridological Section at the annual Botany meetings. Wherry was an American botanist and mineralogist, and president of the American Fern Society from 1934–1939. He published several guides on eastern North American ferns, and donated the royalties from these books to the Fern Society.

Congratulations, Ariana!